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#39415 08/27/01 05:00 PM
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but is it spilled« like that, FB?


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oops. you've got two words conflated: crochet and crotchet. croTchety comes from the latter;
a: highly individual and usually eccentric opinion or preference
b: a peculiar trick or device


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Maybe only little old ladies who crochet g-strings.


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Re: : crochet and crotchet. croTchety comes from the latter;

where as crochet comes from the word for hook-- since the work is created with a hook-- the same word root is used in Velcro-- the inventer had one side like velvet (plush) and the other side as small "hooks" that hooked in to the plush side. the "hook" word comes into english as crook-- (as in by hook or by crook) as in a shepard crook..

the inventer of velcro was impressed with how well burrs stuch to his clothing, and set out to make a fastener as effective. (i forget the guys name, but i think he was french..)


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George de Mestral - Swiss.

http://www.velcro.com/


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A life-changing event:
Very earlt in my carrier I reviewdh the printer's-proof of a legal document, to be printed. It was ina very small-print, sans-serif typeface, and I missed a typo. Soon after, I was called on the carpet and had a serious riot act read to me, because I had not noted that (in that font) "willing" was writen as "willling". In other words, there were five vertical lines, rather than four, in tight succession.

Right then an there I decided that I did not want any part of a field of law in which that sort of thing was considered a meaningful measure of abibliy. Within the year I switched to another field and another lawfirm.

Now, whenever I run into anyone from the old firm, I thank the good Lord for that misspellling.

So Brandon, I'm with you.
PS: this post has not been spellchecked -- but is it any less comprehensible for that?

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Great story, Keiva, and let me belatedly add my to my original post as revisited in the subject line. I for one tend to be kind of anal about spelling, but I don't hold it against anyone if it's not a person's strong suit.

So I would never question your abibliy... but maybe just rib you a little bit.

And if Brandon's email address is publicly posted, I'll be emailing him to apologize in the hope that my omission of the contentious emoticon didn't contribute to his reasons for leaving us... JazzO had a point in some other thread ~ the emoticons do help in conveying the spirit with which a comment like that was intended.


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No problem. I have a lot to be modest about.
P.S. I'm anal about spelling too -- but weak in typing and proofing!


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